You can’t get a choral concert more varied than this one. Think of it as a journey of the spirit: Bruckner’s fervent little gem Os Justi Meditabitur prepares the way for the world premiere of a brand-new and deeply felt memorial in music—Erebus—by Auckland’s very own David Hamilton.
Utterly different is the riotous, mid-1930s work Carmina Burana—a no-holds-barred lampoon of the medieval clergy, set to fabulous music by Carl Orff, here in version for pianos and percussion. The wild frenzy of the opening number has chalked up dozens of media appearances from after-shave adverts to film soundtracks. Essentially, this is a whirlwind of some two dozen songs that are highly impressive as music, sometimes gentle, sometimes rowdy, but always funny and hugely approachable.
Jennifer Barrington, Soprano
Stephen Diaz, Tenor
Te Oti Rakena, Baritone
Rachel Fuller, Piano
Rosemary Barnes, Piano
King’s School Chapel Choir
Uwe Grodd, Conductor
Tickets are available at eventfinda.co.nz or phone 0800 BUYTIXS (0800 289 8497).
Price $55, concessions available.